Ekaterina Yurlova

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  • Name: Ekaterina Yurlova ( Yurlova Catherine )
  • Date of birth: 23 February 1985
  • Age: 31 years
  • Place of birth: Saint Petersburg
  • Height: 160
  • Activity: Biathlete, world champion in biathlon 2015
  • Marital status: married

    Ekaterina Yurlova: biography

    Yurlova Ekaterina – Russian biathlete, world champion in the individual race 2015, master of sports of Russia international class. Katia was born 23 February 1985 in Leningrad. Ekaterina Yurlova is famous as the most extraordinary and creative nature of the Russian biathlon.

    Katya received the highest education in the specialty «Sports psychologist.» Education psychologist helps her in competitions to concentrate. The girl decently fluent knowledge of English, almost better than anyone in the team. Catherine says that the school did not pay attention to foreign languages, which is later regretted, and it would not hurt to pull missed. Already in the early stages of going abroad biathlete Yurlova realized that anywhere without English, even sign up will not work.

    Yurlova, first began studying the language with the help of the tutorial, remembered the school basics, then friends from other countries are advised to develop their conversational social networks. At the moment knowledge is enough to communicate not only online but also live.

    Ekaterina Yurlova loves to read classic literature. Her signature genre – psychological novels and stories about human fates. The music highlights the rock, less chanson.

    Sports biography of Ekaterina Yurlova diluted creative weaknesses — she writes poetry. In 2011 she presented a personal collection «waiting for spring», followed by an autograph session with fans and fans in the Moscow house of the book. The presentation was attended by over 100 people. Yurlova believes that this is only the first step in his development as a poet.


    Ekaterina Yurlova came in biathlon in 2005. Prior to that, she was doing cross-country skiing. Katya took part in competitions on the Cup of Europe on biathlon. In 2007/2008 first appeared on the race of the world Cup. In 2009 Yurlova won a silver medal at the European championship in the relay. Coaches Yurlova close and important to her people: Victor Yurlov and Vasily Gavrilovich. Ekaterina Yurlova speaks at events from Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad region.

    Following the world Cup of Ekaterina Yurlova took place in the last trimester 2009/2010, where she took only 15-th place in the sprint in Kontiolahti. The work of the Russian team then went badly, but in the next season, she became the second in command. Then actively spread rumors that Yurlov’s doping at the time of participation in the competition, but the data have not been confirmed. The story of the doping has gone by the wayside.

    In the individual races in Khanty-Mansiysk Ekaterina Yurlova dropped out of the dozens in the mass start, the sprint and took 6th place — higher than any other biathlete of the Russian team. At the last stage of the pursuit the girl managed to get 5th place. In the overall standings KM 2010/2011 Katya took 17 th place.

    After this season on Yurlov high hopes. She is obviously progressed compared to other participating team. Katya trained in the composition of the foundations, preparing for the new season. Then there were no signs happened at the world Cup in 2011/2012.

    Yurlova started the season with 10th place in the individual race in östersund. Seems not bad, given that this result will be the best achievement at the time. After that it was difficult to call a model, after 7 KM stage Catherine had to finish the international season. She was extremely upset. Then she practiced a lot with my dad, trying not to fall into a deep depression.

    Given the results of recent Russian races, she managed to overcome setbacks. In the individual race In Uvat Ekaterina Yurlova took second place without making any mistake. Then she lost to a 2.2 h Anna Bogaliy-Titovets, which 2 misses.

    In the season 2012/2013 the best results Yurlova – 6-th place in the individual race and 5th in the mass start in Pokljuka.

    On 11 March at the world Championships 2015 Ekaterina Yurlova won a sensational victory in the individual race in the Finnish Kontiolahti. 30-year-old athlete is the only (!) all of the women did not commit any penalties in 15-kilometer distance. Yurlova result proved that the «merits» of past seasons have no influence to win the world championship. Photo of Ekaterina Yurlova spread all over the world.

    Czech biathlete Gabriela Soukalova flying the distance in one breath and made only one miss at the last shooting. The Czech Republic was ready to celebrate the triumph, but on the track appeared «invisible» Ekaterina Yurlova, which flawlessly «walked» on all targets. Katya showing great speed and after the 4th turn of the won against the Czechs with a difference of 28 seconds.

    Numerous «pedestaling» photo Yurlova shining smile and good mood from a long-awaited reward.

    Personal life

    On retirement, she do not think of going. But about the personal life of Ekaterina Yurlova thought time and again.

    Kate wanted to start a family and live happily doing what he loved, but only after a career. Yurlova repeatedly stated that it plans to educate children, not being distracted by anything. She was sure that she had first to do in sports everything is possible, then to fully give himself to his personal life.

    Ekaterina Yurlova was married October 17, 2015 for Joseph Penta, massage therapist of the national team of Austria. In November 2016, the couple had a daughter. Will pregnant, Ekaterina Yurlova continued light exercise. At the moment the athlete is recovering from childbirth and is about to start training for competitions.

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